While modern day politicians draw their petty dividing lines, it's a good time to look back at the breaking of baseball's "color barrier". For decades African-American players were barred from participation in Major League Baseball and thanks to the great Jackie Robinson opening the door, the game has come a long way. Faced with a storm of harrassments, threats and insults, Robinson stepped to the plate with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and showed the world what a capable and determined man could do when presented with real opportunity. Though he departed in 1972, Jackie's spirit lives on in baseball stadiums across the land and in a smaller part with this framed display. This nicely conceived piece is styled with matting that replicates the dirt along a base path. Located at bottom center crossing the white chalk line, is a 3 x 1-1/2" Robinson signature cut ("7-8"), flanked by a 1955 World Series "Employee Pass" (one hole-punch) at left; and a replica of the Washington Afro American newspaper 4/12/47 edition with Robinson headline at right. Positioned within the matting are (2) photographs, (3) engraved brass plates and (2) World Series proof tickets with 1955 and 1956 (several hole-punches) examples. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Frames included with lots: while we make every effort to protect the frames included in these lots during pre-auction storage and post-auction shipping, we are not responsible for any damage to the frames themselves, and no refunds will be given due to frame damage.